A mere tasting of a traditional Milanese dish and you will find yourself in Milano, with its thoughts, moods, character. And with the Milanese, ready to pass on philosophy and culture through their food.
Some aspects of the city’s traditional cuisine, identified with certain flavours and colours even, have not only resisted the assaults of fashion and the trends of the moment, but have come through even stronger to the present.
The famed Risotto alla Milanese, divine and incomparable, with its splendid and inimitable yellow hue, is delicate, sophisticated and indeed deep and intense in taste, as though revealing its own very characteristic Milanese nature.
Then come the dishes that warm you up, “survival” dishes, originally intended for those who needed to stay out in the cold, or work intensely, and had to burn vast amounts of calories. These are cassoeula, a casserole with meat and vegetables, ossobuco, and even minestrone, vegetable-rich and intense in flavour.
You can find the traditional dishes and the recipes to cook them at home here.